Excerpt: The Descent from Truth by Gaylon Greer

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9_17 descent MEDIA KIT Descent-cover-web-sizedAlex Bryson is patrolling Rocky Mountain backcountry in his job as a security guard when he discovers a woman with a baby wandering alone in the snow far from the nearest road. He takes them to shelter in a weekender cabin and sees a newscast that suggests the woman, Pia Ulmer, kidnapped the baby from its rightful parents and that it is the sole heir of Peru’s wealthiest and most corrupt family. Pia claims that she is the baby’s mother, and Alex doesn’t know what to believe. After turning her in, he continues to struggle with his budding feelings for her and remains unsure of the true story. He becomes more and more involved until finally there is no turning back—lives are on the line. He helps Pia get free from a brutal world that values money over life, and together they devise a plan to reclaim the baby. Just when it looks like they might succeed, they discover an international conspiracy that changes the game entirely.

Enjoy the following excerpt:
“I turned you in for kidnapping Freddy,” Alex said. “I punched you because you were trying to kill me.”
“I did not kidnap Frederick. He is my son.”
“As I understand it, he’s also Koenig’s. You figured you could just snatch him away from a man who has all that wealth and power?”
“You said you would help me. Back there—you promised.”
Alex let silence hang between them. Like Brer Rabbit with the tar baby, instead of freeing himself from a god-awful mess, he was getting more entangled. Turning Pia and Frederick over to Koenig had seemed the right thing to do at the time, and a gut reaction to Pia’s situation drove him to free her. He’d promised to help her get Frederick because that seemed the only way to assure her cooperation. Now that reason had begun to reassert itself, he had no idea what to do. The complications just kept piling on.
At some point, he would have to explain that protecting Frederick, possibly reclaiming him, were legal issues, that she needed a lawyer. In the meantime, he had to decide what to do with her. Since Koenig’s people had publicly backed off on the kidnapping claim, he had no obligation to turn her over to the cops. The smart thing would be to dump her and be on his way, but something primordial drove him to aid and protect her.
He could figure all that out later. Right now, he needed to concentrate on escape. “We’ll hole up somewhere, and you’ve got a lot of explaining to do.”
About the Author: 9_17 descent MEDIA KIT Author PhotoWorking with traveling carnivals and itinerant farm labor gangs during his teen and early adult years took Gaylon Greer up, down, and across the U.S. and introduced him to a plethora of colorful individuals who serve as models for his fictional characters. After several years as an Air Force officer and then a university professor with a Ph.D. in economics, Greer developed an interest in writing fiction and attended workshops at the University of Iowa, the University of Nebraska, and Bryn-Mawr College. He also studied with the U.C. Davis Extension program and the Algonquian Writers Group. His most recent novel, THE DESCENT FROM TRUTH is available at www.Amazon.com and other e-book retailers. Please visit Greer at www.GaylonGreer.com

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